Leadership Team

Remo Barducci

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Remo has had over 30 years of experience within the retail, market research, and supply chain industries. Originally spending 5 years at Woolworths working on a management cadetship, Remo gained experience in all departments across the Supermarket group.

Remo then moved to the world’s largest market research company, Nielsen. At Nielsen, Remo was part of the retailer services group who serviced Australia’s largest retailers with category management tools with a particular focus on
data analytics and space planning.

In 2002, Remo was one of the original founders who setup V Net’s operation in Australia. Remo also was responsible for the opening of additional offices in Japan, China and now the USA and is currently the company’s CEO and a member of the Board.

Tony Bugge

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Tony and his team are impassioned in helping V Net’s client base through powering smart supply chains. 

Prior to joining V Net, Tony held senior management positions in retail. In his 17-year tenure at Coles Myer Ltd, Tony held positions in finance, supply chain, strategy, technology, and merchandise. In his last role at Coles Liquor, as Head of the Wine division, Tony was accountable for Sales of $1B and gross margin of $320M.

Tony holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of NSW and Sydney) and is a Board member of V Net.

Jonathan Golan

Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan has spent the past 22 years creating a range of different products in a number of different roles at both start-ups, large enterprises and everything in between.

Experience as a developer, pre-sales lead, product lead, engineering lead and senior executive at several different technology companies, allowed Jonathan to gain experience both in scaling up and at scale. Having run his own venture-backed
start-up, Jonathan understands what it takes to move a company from good to great and is dedicated to helping V Net fulfill its maximum potential.

In his most recent role as a director at one of the world’s largest Systems Integrators, Jonathan was exposed to both technology and operations at a scale few other people have the privilege to experience. It is this experience in scaling up and operating at scale that Jonathan is excited to bring to V Net as the company enters its next phase. Jonathan has experience across many different sectors, including Cloud, Dev tools, Government, Defence, Insurance, Banking, Mining, Manufacturing,
Heavy Industry, and Outsourcing just to name a few!

Jonathan has managed staff locally and remotely, split across 10 different geographies and has travelled to, worked in or lived in over 20 countries over the years.

Leisa Irving

General Manager
Retail Services 

Leisa has had close to 30 years of experience within the retail, market research and supply chain industries. She her career in the early 90’s at Nielsen, the world’s largest market research company. Through Nielsen, Leisa gained hands on experience across multiple areas of the business including Software Support, Training and Development, Marketing, Data Agency and People Management. Developing strategic relationships with many of the Top FMCG clients including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Cadbury Schweppes through software and data analytics training took Leisa across many states in Australia.

Since joining V Net in 2005 Leisa has held customer and people management roles. In 2018, she moved to the General Manager, Retail Services position, managing our Business Analyst teams and working across our key strategic retailers and suppliers.

Leisa’s passion lies with training, developing and mentoring others to reach their potential, inspiring a culture of engagement, collaboration and fun.

Jodie Burke

Finance Manager 

Jodie has over 25 years experience in senior financial and leadership roles across a range of businesses. 

Joining V Net in July 2021 as the Commercial Finance Manager, Jodie leads the finance function. She is responsible for the delivery of the Company’s statutory reporting obligations, internal control procedures, treasury management, and delivering accurate and timely management information.

Jodie is a CPA and graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.

Sanjeev Balasubramaniam

Global Head, Business Development and Innovation 

Sanjeev has had 28 years of experience within the retail and supply chain industries, both locally and working with companies across Asia, EMEA and the US. During the first 11 years of his career, Sanjeev gained experience in Operations, Online, Technology, Marketing, Supply Chain and Merchandise roles within the Coles Myer group.

Having obtained his MBA from MGSM, over the past 17 years has worked in Business Development for V Net, developing partnerships with key local and global retailers and vendors across industries as varied as grocery, consumer electronics, entertainment and fashion.

Sanjeev leads V Net’s Business Development and Innovation function globally and looks forward to innovating cutting edge Supply Chain solutions and with new and existing partners.


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